National Museum “Holodomor Victims Memorial”

On November 28, 2006, the Holodomer of 1932-1933 was recognized as genocide of Ukranian people under the adopted law, the Law of Ukraine “On the Holodomer of 1932-1933 in Ukraine.” The Holodomer of 1932-1933 was a man-made famine in Ukraine that killed millions of Ukrainians. In addition to the recognition of the genocide, the law provided the construction of the Holodomor’s victims Memorial in Ukraine. The chief architect of the project was Yurii Kovaliov with Mykola Obeziuk and Petro Drozdovsky as sculptors. The memorial was commissioned on July 12, 2010. The Holodomor Victims Memorial consists of several parts including the “Bitter Memory of Childhood” sculpture of a girl used to symbolize the genocide’s affect of children in Ukraine. The monument, “Candle of Memory,” is surrounded by a compound of art objects. The Hall of Memory temporarily acts as the main museum as the actual museum is still being built. Since 2009, it has become a tradition for people to visit the memorial on every fourth Saturday in November to honor the Holodomor victims.